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Other diseases of the digestive system

  2. INTRODUCTION  Diseases in any part of the gastrointestinal tract or the accessory organs (liver; biliary tract; pancreas).  Disorders of any of the organs that are associated with ingestion, digestion, and absorption of food.  When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.  digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large
  3.  liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion. There are many types of digestive disorders.  Major symptoms like:-  blood in your stool  changes in bowel habits  severe abdominal pain  unintentional weight loss  heartburn not relieved by antacids
  4. DEFINITIONS  Celiac disease:- is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.  Classic symptoms include gastrointestinal problems such as chronic diarrhoea, abdominal distention, malabsorption, loss of appetite, and among children failure to grow normally.
  5.  Blind loop syndrome occurs when part of the small intestine forms a loop that food bypasses during digestion. The presence of this "blind loop" means food may not move normally through the digestive tract.  Mechanism involves Slowly moving food and waste products become a breeding ground for bacteria. The result — bacterial overgrowth — often causes diarrhea and may cause weight loss and
  6.  Whipple’s disease is a rare,systemic infectious disease caused by a gram-positive bacterium.  Whipple's disease primarily causes malabsorption but may affect any part of the body including the heart, brain, joints, skin, lungs and the eyes.
  7.  Pouchitis is inflammation of the ileal pouch which is created in the management of patients with ulcerative colitis.  Hematemesis is the vomiting of blood.  Melena refers to the black "tarry" feces that are associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
  8. ICD-10-CM GUIDELINES  Intestinal malabsorption-K90  Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of digestive system, not elsewhere classified-K91  Other diseases of the digestive system-K92
  9.  Diseases of digestive system,unspecified-K92.9  Complications of artificial openings of the digestive system-K94  Complications of bariatric procedures- K95 